- Otto Preminger
- In English
- 88 mins
Preminger’s film noir masterpiece about erotic obsession, jealousy and deadly betrayal follows police detective Mark McPherson, as he investigates the recent murder of beautiful advertising executive, Laura. Through the testimonies of Laura’s nearest and dearest Mark soon becomes infatuated – can his final judgement really be trusted given that he has fallen for a dead woman? Laura is a brilliantly witty and taut social satire, and a superb example of the subtelty and sophistication of Hollywood crime movies.
Chosen for My Noir by
Terence Davies, director The Deep Blue Sea; Distant Voices, Still Lives.
Cast: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb
Last shown at Cornerhouse on Wed 2nd Oct 2013
Otto Preminger's whodunnit-noir still grips, with its superb halfway-point coup de cinéma. 5/5
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Not only one of Preminger’s greatest, but one of the great noirs. 5/5
Little White Lies
A classic noir romance where all of the cinematic elements fit together perfectly. 5/5